Outdoor Adventure

Choosing Risk, Choosing Passion

A few weeks ago I read The Grand Delusion by local adventure athlete, Will Gadd, where he seems to have had what I call a “mortality moment.” In Will’’s article he reflects on how many friends he’’s lost to accidents in the mountains. “As the list grows longer,” he says, “I have a harder and harder time understanding why I take the…

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Measuring The Element of Risk

In his last post, our resident adrenaline junkie, Kurtis Kristianson, gave us his thoughts on “The Gut Feeling.” Since then, a scary incident shook him up enough to get him thinking about fear and how we decide whether the risks involved in a life of adventure are worth it. – Highline Recently I had the good fortune (if you want…

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The Gut Feeling

The phrase “gut feeling” may also be used as a shorthand term for an individual’s “common sense” perception of what is considered “the right thing to do.”  (Wikipedia) It’s hard to know where these things start or when the decision was made that determines the outcome. Sometimes the feeling creeps up on you; sometimes it’s a quick punch in the…

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